COMMUNITY EVENTS

COLUMBUS FARMER'S MARKETS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20 -
The Columbus Farmer's Market takes place on every Saturday through September 20th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Cummins Parking Lot, between 5th & 8th, Brown, and Lindsey Streets near Mill Race Park.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.columbusfarmersmarket.org.  

The Columbus City Farmer's Market takes place Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at FairOaks Mall Parking Lot, facing 25th Street.

GREENSBURG FARMER'S MARKET
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 -
The Greensburg Farmer's Market on the Square takes place every Friday through September 12th starting at 2:00 PM.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.mainstreetgreensburg.com.  

 

FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26 -
Volunteers are needed to help at the Fun Run on Friday, September 26th, at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  This running event is for tots - 6th graders, and takes place the evening before the Mill Race Mararthon, Half Marathon, and 5K Run.  Adult volunteers are needed for shifts starting mid-morning and running through early evening.  If you'd like to volunteer, go to www.millracemarathon.com and click on Kid's Fun Run.  This event is sponsored by Main Source Bank, REACH Healthy Communities, and WIN 104.9.

 

HOME FOOD PRESERVATION AT COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL
THROUGH AUGUST 14 -
Harriet Armstrong, Bartholomew County Purdue Extension Office, will teach a 5 part Home Food Preservation series of classes on Thursdays in July and August from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Columbus East High School.  The registration fee is $10.00 per class or $45.00 for all 5.  Pre-registration is required a week prior to the scheduled workshop.  Class size is limited.  Register by calling the Bartholomew County Extension Office at 812-379-1665. 


RACE2PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS IN COLUMBUS
JULY 25 -
Ninth Street Park in Columbus will host Friday Night Flicks on Friday, July 25th.  The evening will start with the Race2 Bicycle Safety Event at 7:30 PM with the first 50 youngsters with bicycles get a free bike helmet.  Also, enter a drawing to win a bicycle.  The Lego Movie will be shown at dusk with free popcorn.  This event, sponsored by YES Cinema, Meridian Kiwanis Club, and the Columbus Parks Foundation, is part of the Race2Play Program "building safe spaces for healthier kids".

 

REEVES FESTIVAL AT HISTORIC BREEDING FARM
JULY 26 -
The 6th Annual Reeves Festival on Saturday, July 26th, from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Historic Breeding Farm off of U.S. 31, north of Columbus.  An all-you-can-eat breakfast on the farm will be $10, plus musical entertainment, tours, crafts, games, and Reeves engine displays.  For more information, visit bartholomewhistory.org.


UTV/ATV CHARITY RIDE AT VERNON GYM IN JENNINGS COUNTY
JULY 26 -
The Triville Side X Side Club will sponsor a UTV/ATV Charity Ride on Saturday, July 26th, beginning and ending at the Vernon Gym.  Registration will be from 9:00 - 10:00 AM and the 70 mile ride from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  Cost is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger.  After the ride, there will be a pulled pork dinner and poker hand and 50/50 drawing.  Proceeds will benefit Jennings County Youth Archery and the children of domestic violence.

 

BIGGEST BLOCK PARTY EVER IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
JULY 26 -
The Columbus Area Arts Council and Johnson-Witkemper Insurance will present the Biggest Block Party Ever on Saturday, July 26th, from 5:30 PM - Midnight in Downtown Columbus.  Local and regional bands will perform on 3 stages, and the headliners will be the Dane Clark Band.  There will food from downtown restaurants, beer and wine available for purchase, plus a Kids Zone.  Proceeds will benefit the Columbus Area Arts Council.  For more information, call 376-2534. 

 

MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA, AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BASICS PROGRAM AT BARTH. CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY
JULY 30; Conference Room from 2:00 - 3:30 PM -
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will present a program to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.  Videos of physicians, individuals with Alzheimer's disease, and caregivers will be a part of the program.

 

CANINES & COCKTAILS AT HOTEL INDIGO IN COLUMBUS
JULY 31 -
Hotel Indigo in Columbus will host Community Animal Rescue Effort's Canines and Cocktails on Thursday, July 31st, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  Bring your pooch and enjoy drinks, food, and live music.  Proceeds will benefit C.A.R.E.


PLANNING FOR YOUR DEPENDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AT BARTHOLOMEW CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY
JULY 31; 6:30 PM -
Gordon Homes, MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning, will cover legal issues including wills, trusts, special needs trusts, guardianship, and financial issues Medicaid and SSI will be covered.  Changes to the Autism and Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver will also be covered.  This program is sponsored by Unlocking the Spectrum.

ARTZ DAZE IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 1 -
The Columbus Area Arts Council and Kidscommons will present Artz Daze on Friday, August 1st, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM in front of The Commons in downtown Columbus.  This event is free, and you can create rangoli and kites from India. Local musicians will perform from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit artsincolumbus.org or call 376-2539.

 

D.A.R.E. GOLF TOURNAMENT AT OTTER CREEK
AUGUST 1 - 
The Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble Tournament will be held on Friday, August 1st, at Otter Creek Golf Course.  Cost is $110 per player or $450 per team with complimentary lunch starting at 11:15 AM catered by Texas Roadhouse.  Shotgun start at 1:00 PM.  The winning team will receive free steak dinners for a year from Texas Roadhouse.  There will also be 3 separate Hole-in-1 contests, men's and women's longest drive and closest to the pin contests, receive complimentary soft drinks, water, and smoothies while you play, and Mancino's Pizza & Grinders will cater the meal after the tournament.  To register, call the Columbus Police Department at 376-2600.

 

TOWER TREE TRUCK CLASSIC AT DECATUR COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 1 & 2 -
L-B Trucking and Rockwood Products will sponsor the Tower Tree Truck Classic on Friday, August 1st, and Saturday, August 2nd, at the Decatur County Fairgrounds in Greensburg.  There will be 14 registration classes for trucks, and entry fee will be $50 for main class and $25 for each additional class.  Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  For more information, call Ron Huey at 812-528-5666.

 

CRAYONS AND CUTS AT WALDRON HIGH SCHOOL
AUGUST 2 -
Crayons and Cuts, sponsored by Waldron Will, invites you to help start the new school year off right by donating to the School Supply Drive on Saturday, August 2nd, at Waldron High School from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Anyone 18 years and younger who donates school supplies will receive a free haircut.  School supplies and monetary donations will be accepted.  Proceeds will benefit Waldron Elementary School and Waldron Junior-Senior High School.  For more information, contact Waldron Will at info@waldronwill.com.  

 

BRITISH IN_FUSION 2014 AT MILL RACE CENTER IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 2 -
"British In-Fusion 2014" starring The Late Show will be on Saturday, August 2nd, at Mill Race Center in Columbus.  Dance to the music of the 60's, take part in a silent auction, gaming tables, dinner, and a cash bar.  Tickets are $100 per person including $25 in game chips and a raffle ticket for a $1,500 prize.  Proceeds will benefit Mill Race Center and Just Friends Adult Day Services.  For tickets and more information, call 376-9241.

 

BRIA'S RIDE IN FRANKLIN
AUGUST 9 -
Bria's Ride, sponsored in part by 106.1 The River, will be held on Saturday, August 9th.  This benefit motorcycle ride will help to seize the seizures of 7 year old Bria Jo of Edinburgh, who has a rare genetic disorder known as CDKL5.  Registration will be from 8:00 - 10:00 AM at The Desperation Depot, 3522 South U.S. 31, Franklin, and the ride will start at 10:00 AM.  Cost is $20 per bike and $10 per rider.  Stops will include Crosstown, Sweetwater Fire, and Red's Place.  There will be free breakfast for riders, live entertainment from Hamilton Creek, 50/50 at each stop, and a hog roast ($7 for non-riders). For more information, call Kelli Clawson at 812-350-5450 or Dave Sandlin at 317-697-7697.


SCHNECK'S SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTER TO HOST FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
AUGUST 11 -
The decision to undergo surgery to control obesity should be considered very carefully and should only be chosen after all other options for weight control are exhausted.  To help in this decision, the Schneck Medical Center will host a free educational seminar on surgical weight loss options the second Monday of each month.  The next seminar will be on Monday, August 11th, at 6:00 PM, in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the Visitor's Entrance at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.  For more information, call Cathy Hildebrand at 812-523-5879.
 

 

MAYOR'S MOTORCYCLE RIDE IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 16 -
Join Columbus Mayor Kristin Brown for the Mayor's Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, August 16th, to benefit the Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund.  Registration will be from 8:00 - 9:45 AM with kickstands up at 10:00 AM.  The ride will begin and end at Columbus City Hall, First & Washington Streets.  Cost is $20 for solo riders and $30 for riders with passengers.  After the ride, there will be a free meal and live music at City Hall.  

 

SUMMER DINNER & CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES AT YES CINEMA IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 16 -
The YES Cinema, 328 Jackson Street, Columbus, invites you to their Summer Dinner and Classic Movie Series on Saturday, August 16th, with serving starting at 5:30 PM for a Chuck Wagon Dinner.  The Wild Bunch will be shown at 7:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for dinner and movie or $5 for movie only.  There will also be door prizes and other surprises.  For more information, visit yescinema.org or call 812-378-0377.

 

MOONLIGHT LOOP BICYCLE RIDE IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 16 -
The first ever Moonlight Loop Bike Ride to benefit the Columbus Animal Care Services on Saturday, August 16th, starting at 9:00 PM at the Bartholomew County Public Library/Visitors Center Plaza in Downtown Columbus.  This will be a 19 mile ride and bike riders are encouraged to creatively light themselves and their bikes.  Register before August 1st, and cost will be $25, after that $30.  Proceeds will benefit the adoption medical fund to care for homeless pets.  For more information, visit columbus.in.gov.

 

AMVETS POST #509 GOLF SCRAMBLE AT CLIFTY CREEK GOLF COURSE
AUGUST 23 -
AMVETS Post #509 invites you to play in their 2nd Annual Golf Scramble at Clifty Creek Golf Course on Saturday, August 23rd, with a 9:00 AM shotgun start.  Cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per 4 golfer team.  $50 hole sponsorships are available and $5 mulligans sold the day of the event.  Proceeds will go to help veterans in our community.  Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 9th.  For more information, call Kevin Blair at 812-372-1011.

 

REINS TO RECOVERY AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 23 -
The Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the Reins to Recovery Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, August 23rd, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Purchase dinner for a free will donation, music, and live and silent auctions.  Proceeds will benefit the Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center's programs for children and adults with disabilities.  For more information, call Calli Johnson at 350-4864. 

 

LASTING IMPRESSIONS SHRINE BENEFIT AT BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE IN NASHVILLE
AUGUST 23 -
The Lasting Impressions will perform An Evening of Show Stoppers! on Saturday, August 23rd, at the Brown County Playhouse, 700 North Van Buren St., Nashville, at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $15 and are available online at browncountyplayhouse.org, by calling 812-988-6555, at the door on show night, or from cast members.  Proceeds will benefit the Shrine Children's Hospital.  For more information, call 812-376-6612 or 812-988-6128.

 

COLUMBUS ARTFEST IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 23 & 24 -
The 5th Annual Columbus Artfest will be held in Downtown Columbus on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Washington Street will be transformed into a outdoor art gallery showcasing more than 80 national artisans from 16 states.  Admission is free.

 

WHITE RIVER DIESEL DAYS AT MONROE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 30 & 31 -
White River Diesel Days will be on Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington.  There will be dyno, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, show 'n shine, and much more.  Gates open at 10:00 AM both days.  Cost is $15 per person or $25 for a weekend pass.  Proceeds will go to Childhood Cancer Research.  For more information, call 765-318-2468 or visit them on Facebook.

BURNEY-CLAY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL HOG ROAST AND TRACTOR PULLS
AUGUST 31 -
The Burney-Clay Township Fire Department, 8433 W. County Road 100S near Greensburg, invites you to their Annual Hog Roast, Garden Tractor Pull, and Farm Stock Tractor Pull on Sunday, August 31st.  The hog roast and garden tractor pull start at 11:00 AM, and the farm stock tractor pull will begin at 6:00 PM.  There are different classes for both pulls.  For more information, call David Israel at 812-593-1564 or Josh Wiseman at 812-593-0302. 

ARTZ DAZE IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 5 -
The Columbus Area Arts Council and Kidscommons will present Artz Daze on Friday, September 5th, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM in front of The Commons in downtown Columbus.  This event is free, and it'll be Art Break Day sponsored by Art Is Moving. Local musicians will perform from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit artsincolumbus.org or call 376-2539.

 

SUMMER DINNER & CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES AT YES CINEMA IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 6 -
The YES Cinema, 328 Jackson Street, Columbus, invites you to their Summer Dinner and Classic Movie Series on Saturday, September 6th, with serving starting at 5:30 PM for Tubby's Drive-In.  Hollywood Knights will be shown at 7:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for dinner and movie or $5 for movie only.  There will also be door prizes and other surprises.  For more information, visit yescinema.org or call 812-378-0377.

 

C.A.R.E. DOGGIE 'LYMPICS
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Community Animal Rescue Effort invites you to their "Doggie 'Lympics" Saturday, September 13th, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The event is at Tipton Lakes Marina. Registration begins at 10:30 AM.  All vaccine records must be on file with C.A.R.E. before participation.  For more information,click here.

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